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The Skincare Secrets Models Swear By

by Lareese Craig Published on 25 October 2013

Wanna know what makes the models glow down the catwalk? Eager to discover their seamless skincare secrets? You're not the only ones. Mastering contoured cheeks a la Jourdan Dunn, nailing the Cara brow or getting your dehydration defences down pat like Miranda Kerr has never been easier. We've rounded up the top tips from the supers themselves - you don't have to be runway royalty to rock that cover girl complexion. Happy days.

Even when they're off-duty models are never seen with as much as an eyelash out of place, so when it comes to skin-spiration the runway queens are the ones to watch.

Puffy peepers, lack-lustre compexions, blemishes behaving badly, they face the same pore problems we do the only difference is, they've got an army of swear-by products and a team of beautifyers to help them.

It makes perfect sense to get swotting up on the skincare saviours the models swear by and DIY it with these fail-safe products.

Despite her four hour sleep routine, Cara Delevingne always manages to bypass the eye bags and we wanna know how. Is she all about the pricey purchases or is she game for a bargain beauty buy?

"I'm really into SkinCeuticals Vitamin C Serum, Carmex Lip Balm, Venus Freeze, and Crème de la Mer Moisturising Cream –which I steal from my sister. And I put Nivea Cream on my face every night and try to take my makeup off before bed, but that doesn’t always happen!”

Kate Middleton's not alone in her love for Nivea then.

And as for plane-proof products, Helena Christensen's got the answer: "Dewy, fresh skin makes me feel healthy. Nude is a natural brand that works wonders for my skin. The Miracle Mask is fantastic, it’s my newest beauty discovery." And ours too - thanks Miss C!

We love it when the rule book goes out the window - Joan Smalls likes to play swapsy with her day and night creams.

"In the morning, I always moisturise with a combination of lotion and Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair. I know it’s supposed to be used at night but I like putting it on for daytime because it makes my skin look dewy and glowing!"

When it comes to porcelain pores there's no pale muse like Lily Cole and she knows all there is to know about caring for her complexion.

She relies on The Body Shop to give her the round-the-clock glow whether she's attending a casting, marching in Marchesa or doing red carpet runs.

Miss Cole's go-to ingredient is spot-treating tea-tree oil.

She says: "I absolutely love The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser and Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion, which keep my skin blemish free without over-drying it."

Check out all these and more must-have model skincare products in our gallery:

Model beauty: The skincare they swear by © Nivea

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by Lareese Craig